L&Q responds to supported housing funding plan changes

Published on 09/08/2018


David Montague, CEO of L&Q, said:

“It has been an anxious wait but we are delighted that the government has listened to the sector’s concerns in continuing to fund short term supported accommodation through the welfare system and dropping plans to introduce a sheltered rent. This is a much more secure guarantee of funding and will assure the viability of future schemes as well as allowing short term supported residents to better transition into independent living.

"We support the aim of regulating costs however the sheltered rent did not recognise the legitimate variation between the costs of running different schemes. We look forward to working with government to establish a new robust system for ensuring quality and value for money for supported housing.”